Alexander Barton from Shop Studio is the winner of our Warp award – the special prize for the fastest app developer in our app contest. He already introduced his winning app Back in stock notification on the SCD. He tells us all about it in this blog article because he would like to share his Shopware Cloud experiences with other developers.
It is now here - the new Shopware Cloud. Your own shop as an all-round carefree package in the cloud. For shop operators this means: no more looking for hosts, no bringing in manual updates, no creating of cronjobs in the background, no SSL certificate renewals, and much more. Almost all the initial hurdles to developing a shop seem to simply disappear before your eyes! But what about us shop developers? Should we be worried that we won’t be needed in future? Now that routine Shopware tasks themselves are increasingly being taken over in the cloud? Not at all – there is plenty to be done! In Shopware Cloud too, everything always revolves around just one thing: apps and themes. In this article, I want to give practical insights into the experiences I have had as a developer with Shopware Cloud and why the future of ecommerce might feel like “cloud 9”.
Where do I start…?
How did I actually come to develop apps for the new Shopware Cloud? That is an interesting question. Admittedly, I took quite some time to make friends with the mystery that was Shopware Cloud. Somehow it was just suddenly there, but I didn’t really know what to do with it. What was possible? Where are the limitations? Is it worth investing time and energy in development?
So I started my research with my trusted search engine to find answers to these questions. I found out that the Shopware Cloud offers some advantages to us as developers, as for certain extensions it is much more useful to develop them as apps rather than as traditional plugins.
The benefits of the cloud
But my app has to be able to do XY and Z
How do I extend the admin?
How the journey continues
Shopware Cloud is a journey that has only just begun. Thus, there is still a lot to do. Personally, I am very excited about how the cloud and associated app ecosystem will develop. Also, about the thrilling technologies that can be used in the future to create a new pace in the ecommerce environment, which will lead shop operators and end clients through everyday online business. As a developer, I can say one thing already: simply try out Shopware Cloud and use the huge potential for your own apps and themes. It will be worth it!
Take part in the app contest
Have Alexander’s experiences inspired you to develop an app too? Then take part in the app contest. Submit your app by 15 October 2021 for a chance to win prizes worth more than EUR 100,000 in total.